Camp for Oppositional Architecture 2006

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Camp for Oppositional Architecture 2006,

An Architektur, Tom Holert,

Project 10 Nov 2006 (All day)-10 Dec 2006 (All day)

Theorizing Architectural Resistance: 10 – 11 November 
Exhibition: 10 November – 10 December, opening 10 November 9 pm 
A project by An Architektur, Berlin 
 
The small part of the built environment that is subject to planning at all is almost completely controlled by the claims of capitalist utilization: globalized markets and cultures ask for commodified spaces, nation states and corporations require spectacular architectures for representative purposes, the multitude of consumer subjects demands room for individualized privacy. What's left to do? 
 
Looking for possible ways of resistance within the field of architecture and planning, Berlin-based magazine An Architektur organised the first Camp for Oppositional Architecture in Berlin in 2004. They brought together practitioners and researchers who exchanged approaches and developed a common basis of discourse on the open idea of oppositional architecture. With the second camp An Architektur now want to further explore the theoretical grounds on which such projects could spread through a series of lectures and workshops. Speakers were selected through an open call. Both lectures and workshops are open to the public and free of charge and will take place at Expodium, Boven Vredenburg 27, 3511 DL, Utrecht, the Netherlands. 
 
Join the Camp for Oppositional Architecture! 
 
Lectures: Part I Friday 17 - 21h: Tatjana Schneider + Jeremy Till (Sheffield), Alexander Levi + Amanda Schachter (Madrid), Maria Theodorou (Athens), Miguel Robles-Duran (Rotterdam), Craig Buckley (New York), Part II Saturday 11 - 15 h: Ole W. Fischer (Zurich), BAVO (Rotterdam), Elisabeth Blum (Zurich), Markus Miessen (London). For full information on the schedule: www.cascoprojects.org
 
The camp is accompanied by an exhibition, which will be on show at Casco from 10 November - 10 December 2006. You are kindly invited to attend the opening on Friday 10 November 9 pm. 
 
The camp is accompanied by a reader, which can be downloaded here:  
http://www.oppositionalarchitecture.com/CFOA%202006/Download%202006.html 
 
For more information on the camp and exhibition, or to reserve a place, please contact Merel Willemsen at +31 (0)30 231 9995 ormerel@cascoprojects.org 
 
Camp Schedule: 
 
Friday  
10 November 
 
17.00 – 21.00:  
Lectures (Part 1) 
All lectures place at Expodium, Boven Vredenburg 27, 3511 DL, Utrecht 
 
Tatjana Schneider + Jeremy Till, Sheffield  
Alternative Currents 
 
Alexander Levi + Amanda Schachter/SLO Architecture, Madrid  
Envisioning Hacker Space 
 
Maria Theodorou, Athens  
Architecture and Activism 
 
Miguel Robles-Duran, Rotterdam  
Anti-Avantgarde 
 
Craig Buckley, New York  
The Impracticable Practice of Architecture  
 
21.00: 
Opening  
An Architektur  
Exhibition 
 
Saturday 
11 November 
All lectures place at Expodium, Boven Vredenburg 27, 3511 DL, Utrecht 
 
11.00 – 15.00:  
Lectures (Part 2) 
 
Ole W. Fischer, Zurich 
Aesthetic Radicalism  
 
BAVO, Rotterdam  
No Criticism Please, We’re Projective Now! 
 
Elisabeth Blum, Zurich 
Detect & Paste City 
 
Markus Miessen, London  
The Violence of Participation  
 
16.00 – 19.00  
Workshops 
 
20.00  
Final  
Presentation 
 
Camp for Oppositional Architecture was made possible with the support of the Mondriaan Foundation and Gemeente Utrecht 

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10 Nov 2006 (All day)-10 Dec 2006 (All day)

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